For the first time in the history of SFMOMA’s biennial award program honoring Bay Area artists, the museum commissioned the four recipients of the 2012 SECA Art Award to create work outside the traditional gallery context. The artists, Zarouhie Abdalian, Josh Faught, Jonn Herschend, and David Wilson, designed site-responsive projects in and around San Francisco ranging from drawing to performance, sound, video, and sculpture. This exhibition catalogue documents the works in fold-out color images, inviting readers to reflect on their experience of the urban environment even after the commissions are no longer on view. It also features interviews and texts by the co-curators of the 2012 award, Jenny Gheith and Tanya Zimbardo, as well as illustrations of previous work by the four recipients. David Wilson created original artwork for the dustcover, which expands into a poster detailing his one-day walk to four commission-related locations.
2012 SECA Art Award: Zarouhie Abdalian, Josh Faught, Jonn Herschend, David Wilson
Foreword by Neal Benezra; texts and interviews by Jenny Gheith and Tanya Zimbardo
40 pages, 24 illustrations, 7 ½ x 10 inches, softcover
Published in 2013
Published on the occasion of the exhibition 2012 SECA Art Award: Zarouhie Abdalian, Josh Faught, Jonn Herschend, David Wilson, organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and held at various locations in San Francisco, Oakland, and online (September 14–November 16, 2013)
ISBN 9780918471925 (softcover)